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Erin Entrada Kelly was raised in Lake Charles, La., but now lives in suburban Philadelphia. Her mother was the first in her family to emigrate from the Philippines. Erin's books have won several awards, including the APALA Award for Children's Literature, the Golden Kite Honor Award, and the Gold Award for Fiction from the Parents Choice Foundation.
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“A 10 out of 10 . . . Anyone interested in science, sibling relationships, and friendships will enjoy reading We Dream of Space.”—Time for Kids
Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly transports readers to 1986 and introduces them to the unforgettable Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas in this pitch-perfect middle grade novel about family, friendship, science, and exploration. This acclaimed Newbery Honor Book is a great choice for readers of Kate DiCamillo, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Rebecca Stead.
Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main and wrestles with an explosive temper that he doesn’t understand. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA’s first female shuttle commander, but feels like she’s disappearing.
The Nelson Thomas children exist in their own orbits, circling a tense and unpredictable household, with little in common except an enthusiastic science teacher named Ms. Salonga. As the launch of the Challenger approaches, Ms. Salonga gives her students a project—they are separated into spacecraft crews and must create and complete a mission. When the fated day finally arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways.
Told in three alternating points of view, We Dream of Space is an unforgettable and thematically rich novel for middle grade readers.
We Dream of Space is illustrated throughout by the author.
Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud family.
Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and loves everything about nature.
Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around.
And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just act normal so that he can concentrate on basketball.
They aren't friends - at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Is it a coincidence that their lives collide? Or are some things just meant to be?
An irresistible story about unlikely friendships from an acclaimed and award-winning author.
Life is hard on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain, one that threatens to collapse and bury the village at any moment. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out, looking for a more hospitable land. The women live in fear of the deadly mender's disease, spread by the sharp needles they use to repair the men's fishing nets.
When Lalani Sarita's mother pricks her finger and falls ill, she gives twelve-year-old Lalani an impossible task - leave Sanlagita and find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north. But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest. How can a timid young girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago?
Funny and poignant, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestseller Erin Entrada Kelly’s national bestseller You Go First is an exploration of family, bullying, word games, art, and the ever-complicated world of middle school friendships.
In a starred review, School Library Journal wrote that Erin Entrada Kelly can “capture moments of tween anguish with searing honesty.”
Twelve-year-old Charlotte Lockard and eleven-year-old Ben Boxer are separated by more than a thousand miles. On the surface, their lives seem vastly different—Charlotte lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while Ben is in the small town of Lanester, Louisiana.
Charlotte wants to be a geologist and keeps a rock collection in her room. Ben is obsessed with Harry Potter, presidential history, and recycling. But the two have more in common than they think. They’re both highly gifted. They’re both experiencing family turmoil. And they both sit alone at lunch.
During the course of one week, Charlotte and Ben—friends connected only by an online Scrabble game—will intersect in unexpected ways as they struggle to navigate the turmoil of middle school. The New York Times-bestselling novel You Go First reminds us that no matter how hard it is to keep our heads above troubled water, we never struggle alone.
Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible voice. This engaging and character-driven story about growing up and finding your place in the world is for fans of Rebecca Stead and Rita Williams-Garcia.
Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.
Publishers Weekly called Blackbird Fly “a true triumph,” and the Los Angeles Times Book Review said, “Apple soars like the eponymous blackbird of her favorite Beatles song.”
Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. She and her mother moved to Louisiana from the Philippines when she was little, and her mother still cooks Filipino foods and chastises Apple for becoming “too American.” When Apple’s friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . or it might be her two new friends, who show her how special she really is.
Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple’s conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way. “A must-read for those kids cringing at their own identities.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.
In this acclaimed novel from Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better.
School Library Journal called The Land of Forgotten Girls “A charming and affecting novel about sisterhood, the magic of imagination, and perseverance.” For readers of Pam Muñoz Ryan, Rita Williams-Garcia, and anyone searching for the true meaning of family. Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her mother and sister died, and her father moved Sol and her youngest sister from the Philippines to Louisiana. After her father leaves, all Sol and Ming have is their evil stepmother, Vea. Sol has protected Ming all this time, but then Ming begins to believe that Auntie Jove—their mythical, world-traveling aunt—is really going to come rescue them. Can Sol protect Ming from this impossible hope?
Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly writes masterfully about the challenges of finding hope in impossible circumstances, in this novel that will appeal to fans of Cynthia Kadohata and Thanhha Lai.
Booklist said, “Kelly’s sophomore novel is both hopeful and heartfelt, but strong emotions are only part of the successful equation here. Told in Sol’s true voice, the direct dialogue brings the diverse characters to vivid life.”
Every day in Fawn Creek feels exactly the same—until Orchid Mason arrives.
There are twelve kids in the seventh grade at the Fawn Creek school. They've been together all their lives. In this tiny manufacturing town where everyone knows everything about everyone, that's not necessarily a great thing.
There are twelve kids, but thirteen desks. That's because Renni Dean moved to Grand Saintlodge—the next-door town—last year. Renni might have left Fawn Creek, but she still knows their secrets. She's still pulling their strings.
When Orchid Mason arrives and slips gracefully into Renni's desk, the other seventh-graders don't know what to think. Orchid is new and exciting. She was born in New York City and has travelled the world. She has lived in Paris, and she tells them stories of the Eiffel Tower and the Love Lock Bridge. She seems to float. Her dress skims the floor. She wears a flower behind her ear.
Orchid’s arrival is about to upset the tightly knit friendship groups and challenge the hold Renni has over them. Who will claim Orchid Mason? Will she save them? Or will they save her?
Those Kids from Fawn Creek is a delightful story of friendship and fitting in, of truth and lies and the things that matter most from beloved Newbery Medal-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly.
New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space. She is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; You You Go First, a Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick; Lalani of the Distant SeaMaybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, which she also illustrated.
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Die USA fiebern dem Start des Spaceshuttles Challenger entgegen. Gleichzeitig besuchen drei Geschwister im US-Staat Delaware die 7. Klasse und sind auf ihren eigenen Umlaufbahnen unterwegs: Der zwölfjährige Fitch verbringt jeden Nachmittag mit Flipperspielen und kämpft gegen sein explosives Temperament. Bird, seine Zwillingsschwester, träumt davon, die erste Shuttle-Kommandantin der NASA zu werden. Und Cash droht, ein zweites Mal in der 7. Klasse durchzurasseln. Als die Raumfähre in den Himmel abhebt und sich die Katastrophe ereignet, verändert sich das Leben der drei und bringt sie auf unerwartete Weise zusammen, enger als je zuvor.
Ein Freund ist der größte Schatz, den's gibt
Charlotte und Ben haben viel gemeinsam: Sie sind hochbegabt, haben Sorgen um ihre Eltern, sind nicht gerade beliebt und versuchen die Schule ohne allzu viele Kratzer zu überstehen. Kennengelernt haben sie sich beim Online Scrabble. Und ohne sich jemals gesehen zu haben – schließlich liegen zwischen ihren Wohnorten mehr als 2.000 km – erzählen sich Charlotte und Ben am Telefon ganz viel über sich selbst. Allerdings hat das, was sie sich erzählen, nicht immer etwas mit der Wahrheit zu tun. Sie nutzen die Chance, die Person zu sein, die sie gern wären. Dabei merken sie, dass der zu sein, der man ist, viel besser ist, als der zu sein, den andere aus einem machen wollen.
Sur l'île de Sanlaguita, frappée par la sécheresse, la terre se meurt et la vie est rude. Surtout pour les filles, confinées aux tâches ménagères.
Le seul espoir des Sanlaguitains ? Isa, une montagne située au-delà des mers où, dit-on, se trouve tout ce dont les hommes ont besoin. Hélas ! l'océan est cruel. Il a déjà englouti les meilleurs marins partis à sa recherche...
Quand sa mère tombe malade, pourtant, Lalani décide de braver les interdits pour entreprendre le voyage.
Lalani n'a que douze ans ; elle n'est ni très grande, ni très forte. Mais elle possède un courage hors du commun et, surtout, un cœur d'or qui pourrait s'avérer être la plus fine des armes !
" Une lecture captivante à ne surtout pas manquer ! " Kirkus
" Un roman puissant et passionnant. Incontournable. " Booklist
Virgile, 11 ans, n'a qu'un seul vrai copain : Gulliver, son cochon d'Inde. Valencia, elle, est sourde et se sent bien seule ; elle passe sa vie à observer la nature. Quant à Kaori, elle vient d'ouvrir un cabinet de voyance – interdit aux adultes ! – avec sa petite sœur Gen.
Ils se connaissent à peine. Mais un jour, Virgile se retrouve coincé au fond d'un puit, dans les bois, à cause d'une mauvaise blague de Chet, la brute du collège. Et personne ne sait où il est passé...
Les destins des quatre enfants (et de Gulliver, bien sûr) vont alors se mêler.
Kaori en est certaine : rien n'arrive par hasard et l'Univers veille sur eux.
Et si c'était l'Univers, justement, qui avait organiser la disparition de Virgile pour les obliger à se rencontrer ?
Un roman plein d'espoir et de personnages inoubliables couronné par la prestigieuse MEDAILLE NEWBERY 2018.
Novela ganadora del premio Newbery Medal.
Los niños que gustan de dibujar se sentirán identificados con Nico.
Una historia intrigante y conmovedora sobre amistades inesperadas.
En un solo día, las vidas de cuatro niños se cruzan en una asombrosa aventura. Virgil Salinas es tímido y se siente incomprendido. Valencia Somerset es sorda, inteligente y muy testaruda. Kaori Tanaka lee la buena fortuna y dice ser vidente.Chet Bullens es el abusón de la escuela. No son amigos entre sí. Prácticamente, ni siquiera se conocen. Pero cuando Chet le gasta una broma pesada a Virgil y a su conejillo de Indias, Gulliver, los destinos de estos cuatro niños se conectarán de una forma verdaderamente impredecible. ¿Será sólo una coincidencia o una señal del Universo?